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CBS VIDEO Sheamus and John Cena in TNA

TheWrestlingTimes.com By - Kent Jones

IMPACT WRESTLING was featured on CBS Sacramento to hype an upcoming tour there. You will notice that both Sheamus and John Cena are mistakenly shown at the end but overall this is good publicity for the company.

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CBS VIDEO Sheamus and John Cena in TNA

Maryse released by WWE, having a release party tonight in LA

TheWrestlingTimes.com By - Kent Jones



WWE announced the release of Maryse Ouellet on Friday. WWE's official statement reads:

"WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Raw Diva Maryse as of today, October 28, 2011. WWE wishes Maryse the best in all of her future endeavors."

Call it the NXT Season 5 curse, as Maryse's most-recent TV role was co-hosting the never-ending season of NXT that has seen Rookies, Pros, and announcers leave WWE during the show.

Maryse had not appeared on TV for a few months due to abdominal/hernia surgery over the summer. She was recovering from the surgery and expected back on TV by the end of the year.

After WWE made the announcement, Maryse that she's having a "release party" Friday night in Los Angeles.

"I'M OUT and sexier than ever! Thanks to all my fans, colleagues and @WWE Universe. Time to party! 'Release' party tonight at @trousdale LA," she said. "Im Happy, im Smiling, and FREE."

Maryse released by WWE, having a release party tonight in LA

Nash Comments on the Triple H Attack

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By -Vince Knight


- Kevin Nash wrote the following on Twitter today regarding his sledgehammer attack on Triple H from this past Monday's RAW Supershow:

"Recall HHH bashing me in the head at the Night of Champions with a sledgehammer? Now I'm the bad guy or do I scare the shit out of you?

Nash Comments on the Triple H Attack

WWE Partnering Up with YouTube for New Paid Content Channel

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By -Vince Knight

According to Variety, WWE will be joining about 100 other channels on a new TV initiative by the Google-owned YouTube.

WWE will be providing content to YouTube's new service. It sounds like this could be the first clearance for the new WWE network.

YouTube will pay each channel no more than $5 million and in turn, will charge viewers a fee to view the content.

YouTube is launching the new initiative to compete with satellite and cable TV providers. Other channels joining WWE include The Wall Street Journal, skateboarder Tony Hawk, actor Ashton Kutcher, Shaq and others.

Most of the channels will be launching early next year and once up and running, the channels will provide about 25 hours of new content each day.

WWE Partnering Up with YouTube for New Paid Content Channel

John Cena Close to Another Milestone

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By -Vince Knight

As noted before, John Cena's Facebook page recently added it's 9,000,000th fan, making him the #8 most-followed athlete on Facebook.

WWE also promoted today the fact that Cena recently acquired over 1 million Twitter followers. However, a quick look at Cena's Twitter page shows he's about 500 followers short of 1,000,000.

John Cena Close to Another Milestone

Opener for Monday's RAW Revealed

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By -Vince Knight

he Rock will make his decision regarding teaming with John Cena at Survivor Series on this coming Monday's Halloween RAW Supershow.

WWE has revealed that The Rock's Survivor Series decision will kick off Monday's RAW. We noted before that officials were talking about getting Rock to appear live this Monday but at last word, he will just appear via video but that could always change.


Opener for Monday's RAW Revealed

MVP Criticizes Impact

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By -Vince Knight

MVP gave a critical review of Thursday's episode of Impact Wrestling on Twitter. He wrote: "1st time I tune in to Impact to watch @JEFFHARDYBRAND & I see Bischoff's son angle is more important than the HVYWT title angle?????Hey, at least that angle had Ric Flair cutting a great promo. Without that it would have been beyond insufferable."

MVP Criticizes Impact

Hulk Hogan Asks If He Should Come Back As "Hollywood

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By -Vince Knight

Hulk Hogan posed the following question to his Twitter followers Friday: "Should Hulk Hogan or should Hollywood Hulk Hogan come back and save the wrestling world. HH or HollywoodHH?"

Hogan's query to return as "Hollywood" garnered an overly negative response as he stated the following hours later: "Ok ok ok guys I get it, the good guy red and yellow, I just thought I would ask,I get it brother."

Hulk Hogan Asks If He Should Come Back As "Hollywood

Paul Orndorff birthday on Saturday

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By -Vince Knight


-- WWE Hall of Famer Paul Orndorff turns 62 years old Saturday.

Paul Orndorff birthday on Saturday

Chris Jericho In "WWE '12"?

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By -Vince Knight

Chris Jericho confirmed Friday on Twitter that he will not be featured in THQ's WWE '12 video game.

"No I wont be in WWE 12," he said in response to comment. "But i just heard im gonna be in WWE 47!!"

Chris Jericho In "WWE '12"?

"The Soup" Makes Fun Of Triple H

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By -Vince Knight

On this week's episode of E's The Soup, Joel McHale targets the opening segment of Monday's Raw SuperShow.

After Triple H says Kevin Nash broke his heart, McHale quips, "It's true, Kevin Nash was the worst thing that has happened to his heart since HGH."

"The Soup" Makes Fun Of Triple H

Injury Update On Alex Riley

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight

Alex Riley is still working through a hip injury he suffered during WWE's tour of Mexico earlier this month. He underwent an MRI following the tour and was cleared to wrestle this past week. He returned to action at Tuesday's SmackDown taping as he took part in the post-broadcast 41-Man Battle Royal.

Injury Update On Alex Riley

Maryse Ouellet Celebrates Release From WWE

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight

Maryse Ouellet celebrated her release from WWE's shackles Friday at a night club in Los Angeles, California. She posted a photo on Twitter of a cake that reads "Congratulations on your release Maryse Be Sexy." She captioned the pic as "lets get this party started."

Meanwhile, Eve Torres praised her longtime rival. She tweeted, "(Maryse) is an incredible performer & a beautiful woman inside & out. She taught me how to have fun in the ring. #ThankYouMaryse."

Maryse Ouellet Celebrates Release From WWE

Impact viewership (27/10/11) Rating

TheWrestlingTimes.com By - Kent Jones

Impact viewership (27/10/11) 1.522 million
The same edition last year had 1.484 million, so it is up  year-on-year, seem to have gained a massive amount year-on-year.  So they've gained viewers. Good news.


Immortal has lost most of it's power in TNA. James Storm just beat Kurt Angle to become World Champion. Bound For Glory was main evented by a TNA Original, Bobby Roode...
...and we're bound to get main event title feuds like Roode vs Storm & Roode vs. AJ

Sting is the new authority figure and has stepped aside to let the younger guys get their opportunities. TNA is focusing heavily on their youth and grooming guys like Crimson, Matt Morgan & Austin Aries as the future of their company. Hell, we're even gonna get a title match between Roode vs. Storm next week

Impact viewership (27/10/11) Rating

Dixie Carter Taking Fan Questions

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By -Vince Knight

TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter is asking fans on Twitter to submit questions for her to answer on ImpactWrestling.com.

She wrote, "It's been a while since I've done this. Submit questions to me & I will answer the most frequently asked ones and post on ImpactWrestling.com.

Dixie Carter Taking Fan Questions

Hulk Hogan Teasing Return Of "Hollywood

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By -Vince Knight

Hulk Hogan teased Friday the potential return of his boisterous persona, "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan.

He wrote on Twitter, "Hey yo, I think TNA needs HOLLYWOOD to help Sting straighten out the mess that Impact wrestling is in. 2sweet. HOLLYWOODHH"

Hulk Hogan Teasing Return Of "Hollywood

New #1 Contender

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By -Vince Knight

Bobby Roode became the new #1 contender on last night's episode of Impact Wrestling by defeating Samoa Joe in a contender's match. Roode will face World Heavyweight Champion James Storm on next week's episode.

New #1 Contender

Dixie Comments on Hardy

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By -Vince Knight

Dixie Carter wrote on Twitter last night before Impact aired about how very proud she was of the man Jeff Hardy has become and that she was excited about his future in TNA.

Dixie Comments on Hardy

Bull Buchanan Discusses Career

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight

The Scripps Howard News Service has an article on former WWE star Bull Buchanan, who now works as supervisor at a SONY distribution and packaging center in Carrollton, Georgia. He believes his transformation from a serious enforcer to the more light-hearted B2 character who briefly seconded John Cena turned off Vince McMahon, leading to his departure from WWE in 2003.

"The fun part of it probably boomeranged on me," Buchanan said. "Everything I had done to that point in my career had been so serious. I took this as something where I could be a little more tongue-in-cheek. Vince, though, had always seen me as a killer brutalizing people in the ring and throwing them around. This was different."

John Cena Says The Jorts Are Retired, Explains The Meaning Behind New Shirt

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By -Vince Knight


Sunday at Vengeance, John Cena debuted new ring gear, replacing his trademark "jorts" with shorts featuring a variety of camouflage designs. He says this will be a permanent move.

"The jean shorts, for the moment, have been retired," Cena tells WWE.com. "These are military-issued camo, and I think they will stand out. I have every U.S. Military service branch represented: Army, Marine Corps., Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard. I’ll be changing it up from time to time."

Cena, however, clarified that he hasn't ditched the denim completely.

"They're always in the closet," Cena said. "Maybe when they come back in style 30 years from now I'll bust them out for the WWE Hall of Fame or something."

Cena also discussed his new "Rise Above Hate" shirt, which features the logo of the anti-bullying "be a STAR" campaign printed on the sleeve.

"I wanted to make a positi…

Impact Wrestling Results (10/27) - Jeff Hardy's In Ring Return, New #1 Contender for the World Title

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By -Vince Knight

New World Heavyweight Champion James Storm comes to the ring and says he watched Wrestlemania 3 with his father and told him one day he would make it to the top of wrestling. He says he didn't have help from anyone, and he dedicates his win to his father and to all the fans for helping his dream come true. Storm asks Fortune to come to the ring and he says they have changed Impact Wrestling and he knows Bobby Roode was screwed out of the title at Bound For Glory. He knows Roode worked just as hard as anyone and Storm tells him he wants him to have the first shot as his title and they shake hands then get interrupted by Samoa Joe. Joe says he used to fight the good fight like them, and Storm broke through, but he still sees the same guys that keep everybody down and keep title shots in the family like Immortal. He asks if AJ and Kaz are going to get the next shots at him, but says he is going to be different and give the next matc…

Gerald Brisco Death Rumors False, Family Upset With Diamond Dallas Page

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight


Rumors circulated Thursday that WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco had passed away after suffering a mild stroke recently. Jim Ross has confirmed the rumor as a hoax.

"Just talked to Jerry Brisco and he is ALIVE and doing well," he wrote on Twitter.

Diamond Dallas Page believed the rumor to be true as he posted a message online in remembrance of the legendary wrestler.

DDP wrote on Twitter, "Gerald Brisco was a Great Wtestler! A Great TV character but most of a Great Man! And he will be Extremely missed! RIP Brother!"

He later clarified his remarks, writing, "Just found out Gerry is Alive and well! Thank God! Damn some times I hate the twitter thing."

Page's statement upset Brisco and members of his family.

Brisco wrote on Facebook, "I'm well enough to kick DDP butt for putting this out there and upsetting my family."

Raw TV ratings are in for Monday's show following Vengeance, audience drops off after first hour

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight
WWE Raw on Monday, October 24 scored a 3.31 rating the night after the Vengeance PPV, up two-tenths from a 3.10 rating last week. Raw topped the fall season high of a 3.25 rating two weeks ago on Oct. 10.

Raw averaged 4.71 million viewers on the night. Despite the ratings increase, average viewership only increased by 300,000 viewers compared to last week and was down 300,000 viewers compared to two weeks ago.

The first hour averaged 4.93 million viewers for the immediate PPV fall-out, then declined to an average of 4.50 million viewers in the second hour. Last week's second hour, featuring the John Cena & Jim Ross vs. Miz & R-Truth tag match, averaged 4.64 million viewers.

On cable TV Monday night, Raw was #2 behind ESPN's Monday Night Football in key male demos. Although the demos were virtually flat compared to last week, WWE saw a resurgence in teen male viewers, which led Raw to a #1 ranking in the m12-17 demo.

Looking a…

23 Championships Revealed for WWE '12, Popular Fan Axxess Pass Returning

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By -Vince Knight

The popular Fan Axxess pass will be available for purchase with the new WWE '12 video game. The $11.99 cost on Playstation Network or 960 Microsoft points saves you about 25% if you purchased all of the DLC content separately. The Fan Axxess pass includes the Attribute Customizer, all unlockables and the three DLC packs - the WrestleMania Pack, WWE Divas pack and WWE Legends pack.

The folks at THQ have revealed lots of new details on the WWE Universe mode including all 23 Championships that will be available. They are as follows:

1. Hardcore Championship
2. Million Dollar Championship
3. Unified WWE Tag Team Championship
4. ECW Championship
5. Attitude Era Heavyweight Championship
6. Champion of Champions Title
7. Classic WWE Intercontinental Championship
8. WWE Light Heavyweight Championship
9. WCW World Heavyweight Championship
10. Undisputed Championship
11. Classic ECW Championship
12. European Championship
13. WCW Championship
14. WWE Championsh…

Gerald Brisco did not pass away

TheWrestlingTimes.com
By -Vince Knight

Despite rumors to the contrary, Gerald Brisco did not pass away today. The sixty-five year-old is reportedly alive and doing fine. It appears the rumor started on DDP's Twitter account, which looks to be hacked.

Gerald Brisco did not pass away

WWE Star Grants His First Wish

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By -Vince Knight

WWE Superstar Justin Gabriel recently granted his first Make-A-Wish wish before the SmackDown tapings in Dallas, Texas. WWE Circle of Champions honoree Marvial Young requested to meet Gabriel. Gabriel told WWE's website:

"It was pretty amazing. He knew about the wish for a month and had been looking forward to it since then. I was really excited. I started asking a lot of people questions – like John Cena, who gets to do this all the time. I asked him what it was like. By him describing it to me, I was looking forward to it so much."



WWE Star Grants His First Wish

Perry Saturn Signs with AWE

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By -Vince Knight

The Awesome Wrestling Entertainment group, who debuted on pay-per-view a few weeks back, announced today that they have signed former WWE, WCW and ECW star Perry Saturn to a contract.

Perry Saturn Signs with AWE

WWE's Website Pushing for the Hardcore Title's Return

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By -Vince Knight

WWE's website has an article up where they're pushing for the return of the Hardcore Title, after Cody Rhodes recently brought back the classic white Intercontinental Title. Here's part of their hype:

"If the Hardcore Title ever does make a comeback, alliances will crumble and insanity will rule in its place, with an iron fist stronger than any potential Raw General Manager could ever dream of wielding. Whoever will place it around their waist will instantly be painting a target on their back. Everybody will be their enemy. Big, small, Superstar, Diva: all will be potential challengers, ready to pounce to win their own piece of glory.

WWE.com says: Bring back Hardcore havoc!"

WWE's Website Pushing for the Hardcore Title's Return

Windham Update

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By -Vince Knight

At last word, wrestling legend Barry Windham is still in ICE at a Florida hospital. Windham has been described as "near death" by his father. Windham was reportedly found by current WWE agent Mike "IRS" Rotunda at his home. Windham is the brother-in-law to Rotunda and the uncle of FCW stars Husky Harris and Bo Rotunda.

Windham Update

Mick Foley Likely To Miss Survivor Series PPV, WWE Looking For Network Producer

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By -Vince Knight

WWE has interviewed several people for a producer position for the new WWE Network. Salary for the job starts between $300,000 and $400,000 with benefits. The job has been hard to fill. Mick Foley likely won’t be in person at the Survivor Series pay-per-view on November 20th because of a previous charity commitment. Foley will still appear on the November 14th RAW from Boston and likely the November 21st RAW from Hershey, PA. The belief is that Foley will become a regular on WWE TV, in a non-wrestling role, beginning early next year.

Mick Foley Likely To Miss Survivor Series PPV, WWE Looking For Network Producer

JR Continues To Fuel Cole Feud

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By -Vince Knight

Jim Ross continues to fuel the Michael Cole feud on Twitter. Ross says he will indeed be at Monday's RAW to accept Cole's challenge. Ross wrote the following to Punk on his birthday: "@CMPunk … Happy B-day! Enjoy your special day. I'll likely see you in ATL for the nx installment of 'Lets make JR look like horse's ass.

JR Continues To Fuel Cole Feud

How much did Linda spend to get her 2012 campaign off the ground?

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By -Vince Knight

Former WWE CEO Linda McMahon has contributed over $600,000 of her personal wealth to start her 2012 U.S. Senate campaign in Connecticut, according to her campaign's first fundraising report.

How much did Linda spend to get her 2012 campaign off the ground?

WrestleMania 28 Kick-Off Party

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By -Vince Knight

The official WrestleMania 28 pre-sale ticket kick-off party will take place on Friday, November 4th at 7pm from Bayfront Park in Miami. Tickets will be available to purchase at the free party as well as food, music, a kids' zone and fireworks. Stars scheduled to appear include Rey Mysterio, Jimmy Hart, Sgt. Slaughter, The Bella Twins, Rosa Mendes and Kelly Kelly. The signing with Rey Mysterio will be limited to 200 people and a wristband policy is in effect.

WrestleMania 28 Kick-Off Party

TNA Impact Wrestling Tapings for 10/27/11

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By -Vince Knight

Impact opens with new World Champion James Storm - complete with a new theme song and video. Storm talked about winning the title last week and out comes Fortune. Samoa Joe came out and ran everyone down, and he wants a title shot. Storm tells Joe he hasn't deserved it. Sting came out and announced Bobby Roode vs. Joe tonight with the winner facing Storm at the Impact tapings in Macon, Georgia next week.

* Rob Van Dam beat Danniels by DQ. Daniels ended up hitting RVD with some tools to cause the DQ. Daniels went to use the screwdriver but AJ Styles made the save.

* Karen Jarrett, Traci Brooks, Madison Rayne and Gail Kim come out. Gail talks about leaving WWE. Karen announces Gail vs. Velvet Sky for the Knockouts Title at Turning Point.

* Gail Kim defeated Tara.

* TNA TV Champion Eric Young beat Robbie E. in a non-title match. Rob Terry and Robbie attacked Young after the match. Young took the mic and said for the Macon tapings, he's…

TNA Impact Wrestling Tapings for 10/27/11

The Briscoes Vs. The Young Bucks At Glory By Honor X

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By -Vince Knight

ROH sent out the following today:It's been a long time…over two years in fact…since Nick & Matt Jackson stepped inside the ROH ring and looked across to see the boys from Sandy Fork, DE waiting for a fight. That is an intimidating sight for even the most grizzled ring warriors, but on that September night at "Glory by Honor VIII", it was The Young Bucks who actually walked away with the hard-fought victory in NYC. Skip ahead two years & a couple months to "Glory by Honor X" and the Briscoes will finally have a chance to get back at The Bucks when ROH hits Chicago Ridge, IL on November 19th. "Welcome back to ROH, Young Bucks!" said Jay Briscoe, "It's been a couple months now but I don't think you boys have been given a proper welcome back party, have ya? Well I think that's about to change in Chicago. Me and my brother Mark are fixing to give ya'll boys a homecoming of the sort that only…

The Briscoes Vs. The Young Bucks At Glory By Honor X

The Muppets/RAW Update

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By -Vince Knight
the Muppets will be at RAW Monday. This will not be an instance where the wrestlers interact with them on a screen from the ring; they will be there live.

The Muppets/RAW Update

WWE '12 Downloadable Characters

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By -Vince Knight

The first downloadable characters for WWE 12 are: Michael Cole, Jim Ross, a DX era Shawn Michaels, a tag team era Edge and Christian, NWA era Road Warriors and Jerry Lawler.
-- As noted yesterday, Randy Savage and Mick Foley are also expected to be DLC down the line.

WWE '12 Downloadable Characters

Angle Was Always Gonna Win At BFG What We Saw Was A Good Business Model

TheWrestlingTimes.com By - Kent Jones

All of the news about Roode and Storm not being ready was Bull Shit. Angle was always gonna win at BFG and this was all preplanned. You can see how Roode and Storm acted towards each other before BFG.Storm wasn't even meant to have a long run and he most likely will get his chance to win it again very soon.


Quick title changes over free television result in better ratings (and by proxy better PPV purchases.) There's a precedent for that, and clearly a good business model. 







This is all clever if you think about it. They build up the Roode vs Angle match at BFG making everyone believe that Roode was gonna win for sure only to have him lose shocking everyone. Two days later his best friend does what he couldn't and wins the big one which nobody expected as well. IWC automatically thinks that Storm is gonna have a long title reign for a decent amount of time only to get screwed over buy Roode only a week later which once again nobody nobody …

Former NWA World Champion Barry Windham Hospitalized In ICU

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By -Vince Knight

Former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Barry Windham is currently hospitalized in an intensive care unit in Florida, Windham, 50, reportedly suffered either a stroke or heart attack within the last 24 hours. There is a claim that he was discovered fallen and awake but suffering.

WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan, his father, posted a notice on Facebook asking fans to keep Windham in their prayers.

Former NWA World Champion Barry Windham Hospitalized In ICU

Austin Aries Comments On #10percenters

TheWrestlingTimes.comBy - Kent Jones


TNA X Division Champion Austin Aries posted the following on his twitter page


As one who catered to the #10percenters for years, I appreciate the passion...


...but if the #10percents ideals were spot on I wouldn't have had to go to @IMPACTWRESTLING to finally make more than #10percent of the $$.


Aries later responded to a fan:
@MissAprilAnn_x0I LIVED that logic. 2004-09 I was apart of the best pure WRESTLING co. going. You'd be ashamed at how little $ we all made.

Finally he stated:I encourage the#10percentersto use their passion in a more positive way. Be vocal about the things you LIKE and want to see more of in contrast to shitting on everything you don't like, which I know is the trend. Positive energy brings back the same.